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Sapulpa, OK Real Estate, Homes For Sale, School & Area Information

Sapulpa Oklahoma is a historic city located just west of Tulsa. Known for its charming downtown area and community events, Sapulpa offers residents a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. The city is also home to several parks and lakes, providing ample opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Sapulpa Area Insight

  • Dara Sullivan
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    Sapulpa sits on Interstate 44 just 12 miles southwest of Tulsa. Its name comes from Chief James Sapulpa, a full-blood Lower Creek from Alabama who established a trading post nearby. The railroad extended its line from Red Fork through Sapulpa and the township was known for being friendly to the workers. Rapidly seeing growth from railroad and natural resources such as oil and gas, glass, and agriculture/manufacturing, the town began to establish itself more and more. That increase during the 'oil boom' was double its original size. By the 1920s employment was mainly found at one of four glass plants or the cotton compress. Sapulpa overcame competition from Bristow to be the county seat for Creek County via a court battle where the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in the town's favor. The Sapulpa Courthouse, built in 1914, stands to this day and is registered in the National Register of Historic Places. Just over 100 years later, the town boasts a population of over 21,000 residents whose jobs primarily are found in oil and gas industries and affiliated industries, as well as clay, glass, and construction as well as retail.

    For those who call Sapulpa home, enjoyment can be found in Liberty Park, a new $600,000 playground, as well as at Sahoma Lake where fishing opportunities abound. Also, Pretty Water Lake is open for fishing on the large spring-fed 25-acre water source. The Parks and Recreation Department has 16 sites noted as available to the public with multiple trail systems. They have taken great strides to re-vitalize their downtown area for businesses and represent the Historic Route 66 with the Heart of Route 6 Auto Museum.

    The Sapulpa School District ranks as the 36th most diverse school district in Oklahoma and is graded with an overall grade of B due to its diversity, emphasis on college prep teachers, and academics on www.niche.com. Their student-teacher ratio is 16:1. Niche also ranks them as the 14th best suburb in Oklahoma with the lowest cost of living and the 25th best suburb to live in Oklahoma. If you're looking for a quiet, small town with a welcoming feel, interesting history, and easy access to the big city amenities, Sapulpa is the place to be.
  • Got the opportunity to eat at Boss Hog BBQ this week with Joyce. In the parking lot, the smell of BBQ started my mouth watering. Inside, the restaurant was clean and the staff was so friendly. It was our first time eating here. The owner gave us free drinks and helped us with making a choice off the menu. Entering the dining room, we noticed that the chairs and tables are dining room sets. Just like you would have in your own home. The restaurant was warm and inviting.

    As our food arrived it was hot and in good portions. Throughout our meal, the staff would come around and talk with us. The owner and chef came out and were genuinely interested in our feedback on our meals. A dessert tray was brought around and sweet treats and cupcakes free to everyone. I urge you to give Boss Hog BBQ a try today. It is an amazing experience you won't soon forget.
  • Sapulpa City Council decided, with heavy hearts, to cancel the yearly traditional Christmas Parade. Tuesday night there was a vote to pass on this year's Christmas parade due to health concerns stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. As sad as this news is, the neighboring cities of Kellyville and Mannford are going the other way and deciding to hold fast to tradition and have the parades this year.

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